Jakarta, MINA – Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Wednesday summoned Pakistani Ambassador, Abdul Salik Khan and Prakash Gupta, Charge d’Affaires of India in her office, Jakarta.
“The purpose of the meeting is to deliver a message of peace,” said Teuku Faizasyah, Acting Spokesman of Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs when contacted by MINA, Thursday.
According to him, the position of Indonesia is conveyed with concern over deteriorating relations between Pakistan and India, and hoped the situation would not continue to deteriorate.
In addition, Indonesian Government is concerned about the escalation of tensions between the two countries by stressing that both India and Pakistan are Indonesian friends.
Both countries have an important role not only in the region but also in the world, including in efforts to create world peace and stability.
Indonesia also encourages the establishment of dialogue and communication between India and Pakistan that open conflict will not benefit anyone.
The tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi escalated after India revoked the status quo of Jammu and Kashmir, which allowed residents to impose their own laws and prevent outsiders from settling or owning land in the region. (TL/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)